On August 10, MRA volunteers Scott Baker of Adept Consumer Testing and Allen Hellmen and Debby Schlesinger-Hellman of Schlesinger Associates met with their local Congressman's office, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) -- chairman of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee. They discussed the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, explained the unique importance of marketing research with healthcare professionals and advocated for an exemption from public reporting requirements of the bill.

Left to right: Scott; Allen; Waxman staffer Lisa Pinto; and Debby.